Side Projects

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

Between normal day to day work, maintaining a house, spending time with the family and pets, exercise, relaxing, and enjoying life…there is not too much time for fun side projects these days. I have been trying to complete a few really cool things over the last few months without much luck…but I think March will be a big release month. I have some cool WordPress plugins, templates, and an interesting little project in the works – so assuming I can get some time…look out! Stay tuned…

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Jappler Recommends: Shutter Reloaded

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 1 Comment

I had been looking around for some alternative lightbox like plugins (for photos) and came across the super lightweight option: Shutter Reloaded. The script is super lightweight (10k), does not require any other libraries, and works perfectly without having to add any additional code. If you are looking for a nice little lightbox like plugin – check it out!

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 4 Comments

As you might have noticed – I took a week off from blogging in order to focus on something else – cleaning up Jappler.com. Over the past few months I have learned so much more about WordPress, web site optimization, and what I really used this web site for – so I decided I needed to take some time to redo this site. From a design perspective, I decided to darken the colors quite a bit in order to remove some of the drabness of the old design. I also added a background pattern to give some depth, and also… Read More »

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Show One Post/Page in WordPress

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 4 Comments

If you want to have a content area somewhere on your site that shows content from a post or page – and you want to do this with using the simplest of code (no loop, no query_posts, etc), check out the function get_post. The get_post function allows you to simply get one post’s title, content, category, etc by simply adding a few lines (see the example in the documentation) of code to your site. I have used this on a number of client’s sites as well as recently on my company site for the company profile. Keep it simple!

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Quick CSS for WordPress Images (Updated)

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

A week or so ago, I posted some information on how to quickly style your WordPress images. After recently updating my company’s web site (SDAC Inc. – I noticed if you used captions, my custom CSS would not work. Here is some CSS that will work with and without image captions: The difference? I used img.align.. which worked if you did not use captions, but if you use caption, there is an outer div class called align… The more generic CSS posted here takes care of both issues.

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Quick CSS for WordPress Images

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 3 Comments

If you install WordPress and use the media uploader to manage your images in your posts – you can easily style your images quickly by adding the following code to your theme’s stylesheet. This code will set up your images to float appropriately, as well as give a nice border as seen below. Note* This information is now updated: Updated CSS

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Find and Replace With phpMyAdmin (or using SQL)

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

Ever need to find and replace something in your WordPress database? (perhaps you changed domain names and have the old domain name or folder structure hard coded into some of your posts) You can easily update your database by using phpMyAdmin or by using the following code in any SQL interface: The first part of the command says “update the database table wp_posts” (where your content is stored). The later part of the command says “use the field “post_content” (where all your actual post content is stored” and then find “http://olddomain.com/blog” and replace it with “http://newdomain.com”. You can find anything… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: Lightview Plus WordPress Plugin

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

I recently switched from using a gallery WordPress plugin called fGallery to something that is more elegant and updated: NextGen Gallery During this transition, I found a really cool lightbox-ish plugin called Lightview Plus which is more polished than your typical lightbox plugin. Example: You do not have to add in extra code to get the images to show up in the lightview – it automatically takes care of everything for you.

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Post Revision Coming Soon to WordPress!

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

I subscribe to the WordPress Development Updates Feed and this morning I got a nice morning surprise: “Post revisioning is in trunk”. This means you will be soon able to create a post, publish it, make a revision, and then keep the old version as well as the new version so you could compare them at a later date. This is one reason I often push clients to Drupal if this is something they need, but to have this in WordPress – this is great news. Great work guys!

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